Héloise’s Choice is a team dedicated to represent in terms of sales & marketing an exclusive selection of hotels, villas and resorts worldwide.
The team brings his professional experience and its international networks of hotel, resorts or villa bookers for your properties.
Our expertise is for all key feeders markets including Europe, USA, Middle East, Asia and Latin America.
As a leading figure and benchmark in the international luxury hospitality industry, Didier Le Calvez has served in the most prestigious luxury hotels and palaces in the world. From the Plaza in New York to the George V in Paris via the Regent in Singapore, the Pierre in New York or the Bristol in Paris, Didier Le Calvez has demonstrated throughout his professional career his skills to elevate each property that he ran to the highest level of excellence.
He orchestrated, more particularly, between 1997 and 1999 the opening of the Four Seasons George V before he took over its general management until 2007. During these years the George V was elected seven times in a row “Best Hotel in the World” by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report. The opening of the Hotel George V is today the subject of a case study taught at Harvard.
He then worked as CEO on the repositioning of the Bristol in Paris for 6 years before he joined La Reserve in 2016 as Group CEO. Under his leadership, La Réserve was elected “Best Hotel in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel&Leisure.
In parallel, Didier Le Calvez acquired in 2009, together with his wife Olivia le Calvez, a vineyard of 5 hectares in Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion. Château Clarisse, named after their daughter, is today an estate of 20 hectares whose wines are served in the most prestigious restaurants in 20 countries around the world.
Knighted by his peers, who elected him several times “Best Hotel General Manager”, he was awarded, more particularly, the title of “Best Hotel General Manager in the World” in 2006 within the framework of the Hospitality Awards. Didier Le Calvez was also honoured by the French State awarding him the medals of Knight of the Order of Academic Palms, Knight of the Order of National Merit and, finally, in 2016, Knight of the Legion of Honour.
In order to implement a project which had been maturing for some time, Didier Le Calvez partnered with his wife Olivia Le Calvez in 2017 to develop Ré-Consulting & Heloise’s Choice. The objective: pool their respective expert know-how to offer customised support for independent hoteliers through these two structures operating in the fields of consulting & management as well as sales & marketing.
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As a graduate of the Jean Drouant Hotel Management School and the Paris Sorbonne and Paris Dauphine Universities, Olivia Le Calvez honed her skills in the world of prestigious hospitality by contributing to the opening of the Four Seasons George V in Paris.
In 2003, she acquired a former shipowner’s mansion dating back to the 17th century in the port of Saint-Martin-en-Ré which she refurbished and transformed into a prestigious hotel together with interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. The Hôtel de Toiras became the first 5 star hotel of the Poitou-Charentes region and joined the Relais & Châteaux Association in 2006.
In 2009, Olivia Le Calvez teamed up with her husband Didier Le Calvez to take over a 5-hectare vineyard in Puisseguin Saint Emilion, that they renamed Château Clarisse, inspired by the first name of their daughter. Accompanied by the famous oenologist Stéphane Derenoncourt, the estate is currently comprised of 20 hectares, and its wines are served in the most renowned restaurants in 20 countries around the world.
Olivia Le Calvez is appointed in November 2013 as Secretary General in the Executive Committee of the Relais & Châteaux association.
This is the first woman to perform these duties.
His years of experience at the head of his two institutions on the Island of Ré also allowed him to win, on November 18, 2013 as part of the International Congress of the organization in Berlin, the title of ” Woman of the Year “at the” Relais & Châteaux Trophies 2014 “.
She graduated from the hotel school of Paris Médéric and studied economics and marketing at the Sorbonne and a master of business management in Paris-Dauphine.
In 2000, she joined the Four Seasons George V Paris team for which she participated in the opening.
Dimitri Chernov graduated from ESTHUA in Angers with a Master’s degree in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Management. He started his career at the Relais & Châteaux head office in Paris as a trilingual International Reservations Consultant. His interest in the world of luxury tourism and his commercial sensitivity led him to pursue his career in a company representing luxury hotels and destinations on the Russian, Ukrainian and CIS markets, as Sales and Marketing Manager at RM Consultants. More recently, Dimitri was Sales Manager in charge of the Leisure market for the Hotel Chais Monnet & Spa in Cognac.
With a strong background in sales, particularly in luxury hotels and events, Dimitri will bring to the team his dynamism and global knowledge of the luxury travel market as well as his privileged contacts with travel agencies around the world.
“We are very pleased to welcome Dimitri Chernov, who will support us in the management and development of Heloise’s Choice. Dimitri reminds me of the Nathaniel, Arnaud, Hugues, among others, whom I had the privilege to accompany in their career, I am convinced that Dimitri is in the right line of these talents. As with Joëlle, Jean-Pierre, Catherine and Caroline, I am looking forward to working with Dimitri, who has proven his loyalty over the past six months and will bring us his expertise, his sense of welcome and his professionalism”, comments Didier Le Calvez.
With a passion for the luxury hotel industry, Nikhil is a graduate of Vatel Ile Maurice.
After several internships in luxury hotels in Mauritius and France, he joined the team of Héloise’s Choice as Sales & Marketing Manager.
Passionate about the luxury hotel industry, Emma has completed several internships in prestigious Parisian hotels, including the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris.
Starting a Master’s degree in hospitality management at ESG Paris and ready to take on a new challenge, Emma joined Heloise’s Choice team as a work-study student.
Fascinated by the luxury hotel industry, Malak speaks five languages fluently (French, English, Arabic, German & Spanish). She has completed several internships in 5 stars hotels in France and abroad.
Currently attending CMH Paris for a Master’s degree in International Hospitality and Luxury Brand Management, Malak joined Heloise’s Choice team as a work-study student.
With a background in labor psychology, Véronique worked for 15 years in a training organization to help employees and companies improve their human organization. After a year of travel, she decided to settle in Mexico after she invested in a diving club and B&B which she managed for 9 years.
This experience, rich in encounters and learning, allowed her to develop her organizational skills, customer relationship management, sense of service while relying on her strength, like her pragmatism, her rigor, her reliability, and her savoir-être. Upon her return to France, all these qualities allowed her to pursue her career in the high-end hotel sector for 10 years in beautiful properties on the French Riviera.